Today I finally am back to being excited about Weigh-in day. 
I am down 5 this week.  SUPER right.
However, the big news is I am down 31.4 since starting WW in March.
For a grand total of 40.5 for the year

What changed? How did I get over that plateau?
The Gold's Gym 12-week Biggest loser program. Being at Gold's Gym 6 days a week.  This week my calorie burn was just over 4700, last week was 4500.   The classes are fantastic, the people are terrific, my trainer Mike is impressive, my team is magnificent!  GO TEAM GOLD!

Can you tell I like it at Gold's!
Along with the cookbook, I have been collecting some Workout and WW information I wanted to share with everyone. Look if you are interested.
Under cookbook you will find more recipes and some shopping lists
Under workout I have some 5k and 10k training plans
and under WW files some points spreadsheets and other stuff              
AJ, Allie and Dan suprised me on my birthday with a party at our house.  Aj cooked Pasta and Sauce, We had LOTS of salad!  I even got Jello Shots!  

A couple friends even played us some live music.
Such a great birthday!
I have been collecting recipes from my weight watchers program for several months. I finally put them all together and wanted to share them with everyone.

CookBook <--click

I cannot take credit for any of these. I found some on the Web, some directly from WW and some from friends.


Here is an example.......
Pork Chop Dinner with Apple-Cider Sauce

POINTS® Value: 7
Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 17 min
Cooking Time: 25 min
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

A delicious one-pot meal perfect for a chilly fall or winter evening. Also terrific with sage instead of dill.
1 pound(s) uncooked red potato(es), baby-size
3/4 pound(s) savoy cabbage, cut into 3- to 4-inch-wide wedges
2 tsp canola oil
1 pound(s) lean boneless pork chop, four 4 oz chops
2 1/2 Tbsp dill, fresh, chopped, divided (plus extra for garnish)
3/4 tsp table salt, divided
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, divided
1 medium apple(s), Gala suggested, cored and cut into 12 wedges
1 1/4 cup(s) canned chicken broth
1/2 cup(s) apple cider
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/4 cup(s) scallion(s), sliced
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

Fill a large, deep skillet with a small amount of water; set a steamer basket on top and bring to a boil. Steam potatoes until almost tender, about 6 minutes. Add cabbage wedges and steam until potatoes and cabbage are both tender, about 3 to 4 minutes more. Drain and remove potatoes and cabbage to a serving platter; cover to keep warm.

Drain and carefully dry skillet. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with 1 tablespoon dill, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; gently press to adhere seasonings to pork.

Add pork to skillet and cook, turning once, until golden and just cooked through, about 6 to 7 minutes; remove to serving platter.

Add apples to skillet; sauté 1 minute. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together broth, cider, flour and remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add broth mixture to skillet and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Stir in scallions; simmer until sauce is slightly thickened and apples are tender, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in mustard and remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons dill.

Lift apples with a slotted spoon onto platter; spoon sauce over top and garnish with remaining chopped dill or dill sprigs. Yields about 1 pork chop, 3 potatoes, 1 cabbage wedge, 3 apple slices and 1/4 cup sauce per serving.

Savoy cabbage is a more tender and looser leaf cabbage than regular green cabbage. If you use green cabbage just increase the steaming time by a few minutes.

If you can’t find baby red potatoes, simply cut 1 pound of red potatoes into 12 chunks.

Another WW Milestone

This one took a long time to get.  My weight loss has been stuck for a couple of weeks but today I hit WW milestone.  I hit the -25lbs mark.  In fact I hit -27.8So that's a grand total of -37.5 this year!

This just makes starting Golds even more exciting!

Team Gold!

This week I am starting a 12 week Biggest Loser Challenge at Golds Gym.  We will be competing with 3 other teams. Each week, at the end of the second session trainers will asses participant progress with a body fat analysis, weigh in, and body measurements. Prizes will be awarded to the three challenge contestants who lose the most body fat – this will be determined by assessing beginning and final body fat compositions and analyzing the percentage of fat mass loss.

I am on Team Gold along with two other teammates. Our trainer (Mike for Team Gold) will create specific exercise and nutritional programs, and provide exercise and nutritional counseling. As a team, we will receive 24 personal training sessions with Mike one of Gold’s elite trainers, nutritional guidance, and a complimentary, all-inclusive 3-month membership to Gold’s Gym.

You can check out the gym at Golds Gym Fitchburg

I'm excited about the whole process.   Here's hoping I'm a big loser!

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